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Geranium (Cinereum Group) 'Laurence Flatman' (Ashy Cranesbill)

Cranesbill 'Laurence Flatman', Geranium cinereum 'Laurence Flatman', Geranium 'Laurence Flatman', Hardy Geraniums


Noted for its long flowering season, Geranium (Cinereum Group) 'Laurence Flatman' (Cranesbill) is an herbaceous perennial which produces a profusion of upward-facing, cup-shaped, pale lavender-pink flowers, adorned with veins and a center that are dark red-purple, and white blotches on all 5 petals. The dainty blossoms feature a distinctive darker 'arrow' on each petal. They rise atop a neat, low-growing mound of delicately fluted, gray green leaves. This Cranesbill is a perfect addition to rock gardens, borders or containers.

  • Blooming on and off from late spring to fall, this hardy geranium is reliable, easy to grow and provides long-lasting color.
  • Grows up to 4-6 in. tall (10-15 cm) and spreads up to 10-12 in. (25-30 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in well-drained soils. This Geranium is not fussy about soils provided they are well-drained. Sensitive to summer heat and humidity.
  • Attractive to butterflies, but deer and rabbit resistant!
  • Great addition to beds and borders. Perfect for rock gardens, Mediterranean gardens or containers. Effective ground cover or edging plant.
  • Watch for vine weevil, sawflies, powdery mildew or downy mildew
  • Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers.
  • Propagate by basal cuttings. Easily divided in early spring.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geranium - Cranesbills
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geranium - Cranesbills
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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